Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bastienne Schmidt at Southeast Museum of Photography

This exhibition is right here in our backyard - or sideyard, I suppose. The Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona is a venue we are fortunate to have so close by. I highly encourage all of you to make the drive over to see the exhibitions that make up their fall season (click HERE for more info).

I think the Bastienne Schmidt exhibition will be of particular interest to many of you currently enrolled in Rollins art/photography courses. There will be an artist's talk and book signing by the artist on October 30th from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Highly, highly recommended.

Below is an excerpt from the Southeast Museum of Photography website:

September 4 - November 7, 2010

Bastienne Schmidt

The Red Dress, Sagaponack, 2009


This exhibition and book project uses photographs, large scale mixed-media pieces and film still images to explore female gender identity as it is refracted through popular culture. Schmidt challenges our visions of a domestic utopia with “tableaux” photographs of herself in the role of a “housewife” that re-stage many disconcertingly familiar scenarios and circumstances. Working strictly in her own home environment of suburban Long Island, Schmidt takes on the social context of a world of suburban fragmentation and loneliness with the presentation of the housewife character as a wandering, rootless protagonist.

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